K-State Research and Extension
Schedule: Subject To Minor Changes

Tuesday, October 21


9 a.m. — Registration opens, Second Floor Concourse

10–11 a.m. — State Benefits Update

10–11 a.m. — Federal Benefits Update

10:45–11:30 a.m. — Kansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents (KAE4-HA) Committees

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. — Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Business Meeting

12:15–1 p.m. — Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents (KACAA) Board

12:30–1:30 p.m. — Kansas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (KEAFCS) Board

1–2 p.m.  — Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents (KACAA) Committees

1–4 p.m. — KAE4-HA Business meeting

2–4 p.m. — KEAFCS Business Meeting

2–4 p.m.  — KACAA Business Meeting

4–5 p.m. — Q&A with Administration (open to all attendees)

4–6 p.m. — Blood Pressure Checks, Healthy You, Wellness in the Workplace

5–6:30 p.m. — Poster Session/Reception/ESP Silent Auction, Main Ballroom

6:30–8 p.m. — ESP Recognition, K&S Ballroom

8 p.m. — Clover Night, The Little Grill, 6625 Dyer Road


Wednesday, October 22

7 a.m. — Women of K-State Breakfast, K-State Alumni Center Ballroom

7:15 a.m.

  • Registration opens

  • ESP Board Meeting

8 a.m. — Opening Remarks, Ken Odde, Conference Chair, Forum Hall

8:05–8:30 a.m. — “What Can We Learn from a Century?,” April Mason, K-State Provost and Senior Vice President, Forum Hall

8:30–9:15a.m. — “Starting the New Century,” John Floros, Director of K-State Research and Extension and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forum Hall

9:15–10 a.m. — Break, Courtyard on Ground Floor

10–10:45 a.m. — “Food, Agriculture and Feeding the Planet,” Jim Richardson, Kansas Native and National Geographic Photographer, Forum Hall

10:45–11:30 a.m. — “Celebrating the Past, Leading the Future,” Marshall Stewart, Special Assistant to the Dean and Director of College Strategy and Leadership, North Carolina State University, Forum Hall

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. — Kansas Extension Agent Association (KEAA) luncheon and meeting

1:15–2:30 p.m. — Session 1

  • 1A Making Soil Test Recommendations for Horticulture Crops  Ward Upham, Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources
  • 1B The Affordable Care Act: What Really Happened to Health insurance in Kansas  Roberta Riportella, Family Studies and Human Services
  • 1C BMP’s for Expanding the U.S. Cowherd to Meet Global Food Demands  Sandy Johnson, Northwest Area, Bob Weaber, Animal Sciences and Industry, and Justin Waggoner, Northwest Area 
  • 1D Fa’cil’i’ta’tion: Keys to Effective Meetings  Trudy Rice, Community Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 1E Issues and Developments in the Ogallala Aquifer Conversation  Jonathan Aguilar, Southwest Research-Extension Center; Danny Rogers, Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Isaya Kisekka, Southwest Research-Extension Center; Dan Devlin, KCARE; Bill Golden, Agricultural Economics
  • 1F Expand Programming Efforts Through 4-H SPIN Clubs  Diane Mack, 4-H Youth Development
  • 1G Digital Delivery and the Power of a Positive User Experience — Brian McCornack and Wendy Johnson, Entomology 
  • 1H Remediation and Restoration of Hydrocarbon and Brine Contaminated Sites — Kerry Sublette, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tulsa
  • 1I Engaging Your PDC in Issue Identification and Prioritization Using the Five Grand Challenges — PDC Task Force Core Leadership Team, including Gregg Hadley, Assistant Director; Laurie Chandler, Shawnee County; Gayle Price, Southeast Area; Stacey Warner, Extension Operations; Kaitlyn Peine, Douglas County
2–6:30 p.m. — Research Symposium on Wheat 
  • 2–2:05 Welcome and comments —
  • 2:05–2:45
  • 2:50–3:20
  • 3:20 –3:30 Break
  • 3:30–4:10
  • 4:15–5 Audience town hall Q&A, Panel:
  • 5–5:30 — Mixer/social
  • 6 — Dinner,
2:30–3 p.m. — Break with Call Hall Ice Cream
2:30–4:30 p.m. — Portraits, Dan Donnert, Second Floor Concourse
3–4:15 p.m. — Session 2
  • 2A Food Safety Practices for Locally Grown Produce  Marlin Bates, Douglas County, and Londa Nwadike, Kansas State University/University of Missouri Extension Food Safety Specialist 
  • 2B College of Human Ecology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)  Andrea Feldkamp, Coordinator; Shawna Jordan, Assistant Dean for Student Support, Timothy Musch, Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Human Ecology 
  • 2C The "Ins and Outs" of the Sunflower Supreme Program  Jaymelynn Farney, Southeast Area, and Keith Martin, Wildcat District
  • 2D Communicating the “SO WHAT” of K-State Research and Extension to Local Decision Makers — Kris Boone, Communications and Agricultural Education, and Randall Allen, Kansas Association of Counties 
  • 2E Extension's Role in Politically Sensitive and Socially Controversial Issues  John Forshee, River Valley District; Sue Peterson, Director of Government Relations; Elaine Bowers, Kansas Senator; Roberta Riportella, Family Studies and Human Services; Charles Lee, Animal Sciences and Industry; Trudy Rice, Community Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 2F The 21st Century Volunteer, a Different Breed  Rod Buchele, 4-H Youth Development
  • 2G The MyFields App — Brian McCornack and Wendy Johnson, Entomology 
  • 2H Remediation and Restoration of Hydrocarbon and Brine Contaminated Sites continued
  • 2I Tighter Farm Finances and Resources for Farm and Ranch Successions — Gregg Hadley; Dan O'Brien, Northwest Area; Kevin Herbel, Kansas Farm Management Association; Greg Ibendahl, Agricultural Economics; Duane Hund, Farm Analyst Program; Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Family Studies and Human Services; Forrest Buhler, Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services

5 p.m. — Ag Smixer Social, RC McGraws, Blue Hills Room, 235 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

6 p.m. — Ag Smixer Dinner, RC McGraws, Blue Hills Room, 235 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

6 p.m. — FCS Friendship Night, Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St. 


Thursday, October 23

7:15 a.m. — Registration Opens

7–8 a.m. — Inspirational Breakfast

8:15–9:15 a.m. — Program Focus Teams Together, Forum Hall

9:30 a.m.–Noon — Individual Program Focus Team Meetings

  • Adult Development and Aging

  • Community Development

  • Crop Production

  • Family Development

  • Family Resource Management

  • Farm Management

  • Horticulture

  • Livestock Production

  • Natural Resources

  • Nutrition, Food Safety and Health

  • Youth Development

Noon–1:15 p.m. — Awards Luncheon, Chris Onstad, Vice Chair, Emcee, Main Ballroom, K&S Ballroom

1:45–3 p.m. — Program Focus Teams, if needed

1:30–3 p.m. — Retiree Activities, Sunflower